4th Fire in 3 Days Near LaceyJuly 7th, 2012 by Joe Burgess
Around 4:30, Friday, a 4th woods fire was reported in southern Drew County, this one on HWY 172.
The Arkansas Forestry Commission responded with 2 fire plows. Local fire depts. responding included Lacey-Ladelle, Greenhill, and Valley. The fire was contained within a couple of hours, and damage was limited to approximately 3-4 acres.
Lightning caused a fire on HWY 133, Sunday. There were two fires near Lacey-New Hope Road, Thursday, one burning 75 acres. The cause of Friday’s fire is unknow, but Sheriff Mark Gober commented, “this one wasn’t started by lightning.”
Our appreciation goes out to all of the firefighters who go out into the heat and smoke, to protect the property and lives of the residents of Drew County.